TRAVELING MAN: THE JOURNEY OF IBN BATTUTA 1325-1354 -- the non-fiction story of a man on his journey through life
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354
by James Rumford (2001, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 40 pages)
Ibn Battuta was the traveler of his age, the fourteenth century, in a time before Columbus, when many believed the world to be flat. Like Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta left behind an account of his own incredible journey from Morocco to China, from the steppes of Russia to the shores of Tanzania, some seventy-five thousand miles in all. The author, a world traveler himself, has retold Battuta's story in words and pictures, adding the element of colorful Arab maps and an arabesque of pictures.
From the book:
"In Jerusalem, I stood at the center of the world. I could go anywhere from here. If I took this road, I would be on my way to India and China. That road, to Zanj.
Traveling - it offers you a hundred roads to adventure, and gives your heart wings!"
If you consider yourself a traveler, if you love to travel, then this book will offer you a great reading experience that will also be quite visually stimulating.
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ROGER IS READING A BOOK -- playful and engaging read-aloud shows readers that shared activities can lead to rewarding friendships
Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen (2015, Eerdmans Books For Young Readers; 42 pages)
Before we open the first page of the book we have a fabulous illustration of rain falling over a city street, painted in gray and green tones, and a window, illuminated with light, that shows us the silhouette of a man reading a book. The man's name is Roger and all he wants is some peace and quiet to enjoy his book. Unfortunately, his neighbor Emily, a young girl, has hobbies of her own that are pretty loud hobbies!
Koen Van Biesen, the author of this picture book, has illustrated more than twenty children's books. He lives in Belgium and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mortsel. His art is brilliant, and you can visit his Web site here.
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